from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An Inuit or Eskimo dwelling, especially a dome-shaped winter dwelling built of blocks of packed snow.
- n. A dome-shaped structure or building.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A dome-shaped Inuit shelter, constructed of blocks cut from snow.
- n. A cavity, or excavation, made in the snow by a seal, over its breathing hole in the sea ice.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An Eskimo snow house.
- n. A cavity, or excavation, made in the snow by a seal, over its breathing hole in the ice.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Among the Eskimos, a dome-shaped hut, usually built of shaped blocks of hard snow, with a window made of a slab of ice.
- n. Hence — The excavation which a seal makes in the snow over its breathing-hole.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an Eskimo hut; usually built of blocks (of sod or snow) in the shape of a dome
In North America, this latitude can land you in igloo territory.
An igloo is a much more comfortable place to sleep.
They build in a circle and bevel the edges of the blocks so that the igloo is shaped like a bee-hive.
The snow houses they call _iglooweuks_, or houses of snow; the stone and earth shelters are _igloosoaks_, or big igloos, the word igloo, in the
There are not so many elements added in the pictures below, so it may not look very friendly to look at at this state, but once all the books, magazines and favourite CDs are on the shelves, this igloo could be a very inviting hideout for someone with a passion for reading.
Happily the temperature in the igloo was a balmy -1.5 degrees C.
Our igloo was a vacuum which was filling itself up as soon as possible: and when snow was not coming in a fine black moraine dust took its place, covering us and everything.
Two men are always required to build a snow igloo, which is one reason for this.
At the farther end of the igloo is the bed platform, raised about a foot and a half above the earthen floor.
Quintessential Canadian icon or cultural cliché, the igloo is a highly functional winter shelter.